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Alert not working after alert owner account is disabled

Updated March 11th, 2016


Alerts owned by an account user that has been deleted/disabled have stopped working.


The Alerting,Service.v2.log file located in C:\ProgramData\Solarwinds\Logs\Orion\ shows the following message:

2017-08-23 09:04:48,105 [54] WARN  SolarWinds.Orion.Core.Alerting.Plugins.Conditions.
Swql.ConditionEvaluatorSwql - Condition evaluation failed : User account is disabled.




  • Orion Core
    • 2015.x
    • 2016.x
    • 2017.1 
  • NPM
    • 11.5.x
    • 12.0
    • 12.0.1
    • 12.1
  • SAM
    • 6.2.x
    • 6.3
    • 6.4


This issue is resolved in NPM 12.2 or any module which ships with Orion Core 2017.1.3 or newer. If you're on an a release listed above the recommendation is to upgrade Orion to the latest release.


Alternatively, there are workarounds below for these older releases:

Reactivate the user account or change the ownership of the alerts:

Warning: Changing the ownership may return different results due to various user limitations.

  1. Create a backup of the database.
  2. Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Orion > Advanced Features > Database Manager.
  3. Click Add Default Server and expand down to your SolarWinds database.
  4. Double-click the Alert Configurations table.
  5. Delete the default query and replace with the following: 
    1. If Old users are present:
      UPDATE AlertConfigurations
      SET CreatedBy  = '{new user}'
      WHERE CreatedBy = '{old user}'
    2. If affected alerts have NULL:
      UPDATE AlertConfigurations
      SET CreatedBy = '{new user}'
      WHERE CreatedBy is NULL
  6. Click Execute Query. 
    For a list of accounts, check the Accounts table.
    Pay attention to letter casing in account names.
  7. After updating the DB, restart Alerting Service V2
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